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Ecuadorian justice denies habeas corpus to Lenin Moreno

The courts determined that the former president must appear in the National Court of Justice every 15 days.

A court of the National Court of Justice (CNJ) of Ecuador denied this Friday a habeas corpus to former President Lenín Moreno and his wife, Rocío González, in the 'Sinohydro' case, in which an alleged corruption plot is being investigated.

With this habeas corpus, the defense of Moreno and his wife sought to modify the precautionary measures imposed on March 5 against them by Judge Adrián Rojas, which includes their presentation every 15 days at the Secretariat of the CNJ of Ecuador.

By denying the request, Moreno and his wife must appear for the first time at the CNJ headquarters on Monday, March 20. If this measure is not complied with, a preventive detention order will be issued immediately.

The ex-president's defense wanted the precautionary measure to be changed so that Moreno and his wife would appear at the Ecuadorian embassy in Asunción, Paraguay, where they both currently reside and he serves as commissioner of the Secretary General of the Organization of American States (OAS). ) for disability issues.

In an interview with Ecuavisa on March 7, Moreno referred to the measure, which would force him to constantly travel from Asunción to Quito, and expressed his concern about the "mistreatment" that these trips would cause him.

Moreno and González are two of the 37 accused for the alleged crime of bribery in the 'Sinohydro' case, known in the media as 'Ina Papers', in which an alleged network of corruption around the construction of the Coca Codo hydroelectric project is being investigated. Sinclair.

According to the preliminary investigations of the State Attorney General's Office (FGE), in this plot, which would have operated between 2009 and 2018, those involved allegedly received about 76 million dollars in bribes from the Sinohydro company, the builder of the construction site.

Of that amount, the FGE estimates that at least $660.000 ended up in the hands of Moreno and his close family circle.


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